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What are the factors which encourage the emergence of slums in urban areas?

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Factors which encourage the emergence of slums in urban areas are;

  • Increase Rural-Urban migration leading to inadequate housing
  • Poor house planning in many urban centers in Kenya.
  • Colonialism and segregation that lead to some sections of urban centers not having basic amenities
  • Poor infrastructure, social exclusion and economic stagnation
  • Informal economy in low income areas
  • Poverty among the residents
  • Political resources especially politicians fight to maintain status quo
  • Short sighted economic rent seekers

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